Forever HPV positive! Can I request a Colposcopy?

Hi there!

I’m 34 and I’ve been HPV positive since I started having my smear tests - luckily, no abnormal cell changes to-date, and may that long continue.

I’ve previously had a Colposcopy after three positive tests, which was all fine and I was advised to return to three-yearly monitoring.

After my three year gap, I was (shock) HPV positive again on my smear in 2019 and also in 2021.

I’ve had my smear again today having had my letter, and I suspect it will still be HPV positive (though I would love to be pleasantly surprised!). The nurse seems to think I didn’t have a smear in 2020 and I’m concerned I accidentally missed one due to having had a baby and Covid at that time.

Considering I may have missed a year, if I don’t get referred for a Colposcopy as I wouldn’t meet the three-yearly positive tests, could I request one? I have recently been diagnosed with endometriosis and want to ensure my pelvic pain is not due to anything other than this.

Thanks! :slight_smile: